I am a parish minister currently serving the Eliot Church of Natick MA. Eliot Church is a Community Church affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. Any statements made and postions held in "Unity," however, are solely mine(of course, they may be used with appropriate atribution). Therefore if you disagree, please do not blame the church!

Monday, June 27, 2005

National Geographic

Do not walk, run--Are you running?....Run Faster!--to your local book and magazine franchise and pick up a copy of the July issue of National Geographic. It is fabulous!

Start with the cover story on stem cell research. Then go to the heartbeaking piece on Chechnya. In all honesty, I have had to read it in small chunks in order to maintain my faith in humanity. What human beings do to others never ceases to amaze...

Finally, take a tour of the world of China's legendary Admiral Zheng He who took six epic voyages between 1405 and 1433 thourgh and around the indian ocean. Of particular interest may be the fact that his motivation was trade rather than conquest! Maybe there is room for humanity after all.

National's for more than your kids' collages...